january, 2019

17jan - 20jan 178:00 pmjan 20Ayer Hitam: A Black History of Singapore, by Sharon Frese, Irfan Kasban & Ng Yi-Sheng (Singapore | United Kingdom)8:00 pm - 4:30 pm (20) 42 Waterloo St, Singapore 187951

Event Details

In this lecture performance, actress Sharon Frese explores the history and influence of the African diaspora in Singapore. She shares images and documents relating to slavery, colonialism, jazz and nationalist struggle, reaffirming the value of black culture in our shared heritage.

Both a history lesson and a theatrical ritual, Ayer Hitam commemorates the black men and women—enslaved, indentured and expatriate—who crossed the oceans into unknown territory. They draw strength from these tides, which Indian convicts called the “black water”—in Hindi “kala pani”, or in Malay “ayer hitam”.

This production is presented with support from Centre 42.

Ticket Price: $27, $19 (Concessions for students, senior citizens, NSF & PWD card holders)


17 (Thursday) 8:00 pm - 20 (Sunday) 4:30 pm


Black Box, Centre 42

42 Waterloo St, Singapore 187951

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